Hair confidence is something that a lot of women struggle with and the result is a perfectly beautiful woman forsaking events because she does not have confidence in a new hairstyle, new color, new big chop or she is completely new to natural hair.
The root of the problem is the same for the most part: so many women struggle with feeling insecure and having low self-confidence. I have struggled with low self-confidence myself for awhile, and so I know first hand that there is no shame in admitting that we all have insecurities.
The most important thing to realize is that we all have strengths when it comes to our hair and looks. Your hair may not be as voluminous as your neighbor’s or best friend’s, but your hair is soft and manageable so focus on your strengths.
Hair confidence is the assurance in one’s self in one’s hair in any way that could involve length, volume, and/or the hairstyle in which the person wears.
It takes courage to still go out on the girl’s night, the public speaking event, or even the gym while your hair is not as fresh as you would like it to be.
Whether it is half-done, not detangled, in an “unprofessional” style, or has damaged ends, you don’t worry about that stuff because you know at the end of the day, you make the hairstyle and it does not make you.
Hair has little meaning without a person’s head to attach itself to, and with that said you have value regardless of the hair style you wearing.
Some keys to being a hair-confident individual
1. You should exude confidence even after having a hair “mishap”
I have spent hours and hours behind a mirror trying to do an updo for a fashion show or an afro or a twist out for a performance and the hairstyle came out not how I expected, but I pulled myself together.
I would somehow always end up receiving a lot of compliments and giving five-minute how-tos in a bathroom. A person who has confidence in their hairstyle and their identity is going to be secure in their identity no matter what the hair on their head looks like.
So, even though the hairstyle did not turn out the way I had hoped, I still got compliments because of two things: 1. The hairstyles actually looked cute 2. People are attracted to confidence.